Eight speakers with over 50 years of combined SXSW history have today been announced for the annual SXSW Meet ’n’ Greets: at the newly-refurbished Lansdowne Hotel at 5:30 pm Tuesday August 1, and Melbourne’s The Corner Hotel at 5:30 pm Wednesday August 2.
If you are planning to apply for SXSW this year, these sessions are invaluable. Applications for SXSW are open, and will close October 20.
Both the above meet ‘n’ greets are free, but you need to RSVP here. Speakers below.


Paul Cashmere—Executive Producer of Noise 11 and 8X SXSW veteran
George Hedon—Founder / Director of Pause Festival Melbourne, Designer, DJ & 3X SXSW veteran
Ben Keenan—The Thought Police, Creative Director, Technologist, Writer and 5X SXSW tragic
Ant Celestino—General Manager One Love Music Group and 6x SXSW veteran


Dan White—Director of Technology, Rapid   3X SXSW veteran and panel presenter 2016
Marc Sousley—Promoter, Secret Sounds Touring, previously C3 Presents in Austin SX 10x years in a row veteran
Luke Girgis—CEO Seventh Street Media, Manager and former A&R for Shock Records 2X veteran
Glenn Dickie—Export Music Producer Sounds Australia, former A&R EMI, a whopping 17x SXSW veteran